Hey there. Maybe someone can give me some advice. I'm in college and do not have much in the way of insurance (though there is a school clinic that gives you ibuprofin for every condition imaginable; ok, a slight exaggeration). At any rate, I have had vision issues and broke down and got my eyes examined at a local optometrist. My symptoms for doing so involved slight difficulties seeing distance, eye fatigue and light sensitivity. I am 30, and the symptoms have been surfacing over the past year or two.
So I get prescribed -0.50 on both sides; a very light prescription I understand. However, during the eye-health exam and pupil dilation, the optometrist said I have "irritated, abnormal, crowded optic nerves" which may be due to high blood pressure or high cerebral spinal fluid pressure. My blood pressure is typically quite low (sometimes as low as 80/50, but usually about 100/60 range). CSF pressure, on the other hand, is the worrisome culprit. Immediately, my brain starts to wonder towards ideas of meningitis or brain tumors, and the like, though I'm trying my best to keep my worries at bay.
I'm curious if anyone can shed any light to this type of diagnosis, and where to go from here. I plan on visiting my school clinic, but I imagine they won't do anything, or have any advice. I'm not sure if the next step would be seeing an opthamologist or a neurologist, or what I should do. Any advice would be awesome.